14 November 2011

C R U S H I N G O N Y O U

My hard drive has been straining at the seams with all the lovely inspirational interior pictures I’ve been collecting over the last couple of weeks, so I thought I’d better share them with the world :) I’m slowly but surely narrowing down options in my head and my current favourite colour scheme is greys, blues and teals with maybe something bright to liven it up. Combined with driftwood stained stuff - can you tell I was born on the coast?! I adore the sea wallpaper and would love to recreate it, but the thought of trying to do that with a paint brush makes me weep!  

Although all these amazing set-up-by-an-interior-stylist type pictures have helped with giving me ideas, I do think it’s time to get realistic and start looking at more affordable stuff. No more Elle Interiors and Homes & Interiors Scotland for me, time to get crafty!

Pictures: 1&2, 3, 4&5, 6,7

7 November 2011

N O T E S O N A S C A N D O


Since my return from Gothenburg, I have become a little obsessed with Nordic style. Bright white interiors, exposed concrete and distressed, faded wood have all got me swooning. This ties in very nicely with the prospect of moving house (and when I say house I mean flat...) in the coming few months, and, for once, it’s a flat I can decorate, paint, and adorn to my heart’s content! I still don’t really have any fixed ideas yet, but it’s been fun to buy Elle Decoration and Living etc, and weep drool over all the lovely but ridiculously expensive sofas, rugs, kitchen utensils and candle holders (10 000 bucks for those btw! #crazytimes).

Luckily, the new abode has been done up to sell, so it has a brand spanking new bathroom and kitchen and doesn’t need any work whatsoever, which I am very grateful for :). Here are a few snapshots from my imaginatively named Inspiration folder, all found via my new favourite Swedish blogger, Emma. (Her blog is fantastic, and visually stunning - I had to stop myself from reading every single post!) I love the greys, the petrol blues and the charcoals coupled with the shabby chic palettes, and I’ve loved that woodland wallpaper since clocking it on Grand Designs a few years ago. Make sure you don’t miss the kitty – he’s hiding! (Pictures: Emma's Blog)